3 Graduate Research positions in integrated Arctic watershed biogeochemistry
Interested in research examining how permafrost and hydrologic changes influence the biogeochemistry of nutrients, carbon and mercury in High Arctic watersheds?
Dr. Lafrenière’s at Queen’s University is looking for several motivated graduate students to join her diverse, collaborative and integrated watershed biogeochemistry research program, starting in September of 2022.
- Terrain Specific modelling of runoff and water quality in the Niaqunguk watershed Iqaluit. MSc or PhD, start September 2022, with possibility to conduct field work starting summer 2022.
- The relationship between size and abundance or aquatic organic carbon (POC and DOC) and mercury loads in High Arctic surface waters. Ideally suited for a PhD student, starting September 2022, with possibility for field work in summer 2022.
- Integrating Aquatic and Terrestrial process studies to understand total N budgets in High Arctic wetland catchments. Ideally suited for a PhD thesis project, with start date of September 2022. Co-Supervision with Dr. Neal Scott.
Dr. Lafrenière’s research program and facilities are particularly well suited for students seeking a highly collaborative research experience, combined with field and laboratory-based research. Interested students should have a background in environmental earth science or physical geography, strong quantitative skills, and an aptitude for field and biogeochemical research. Graduates obtain a broad range of research skills (including analytical, practical, and project management) that are highly valued by employers in the private and public sectors.